When white children go missing the nation knows it. Think of Caylee Anthony or any other recently publicized case. But when it comes to missing black children, the mainstream media often ignores their cases. In 2005, Scripps-Howard News Service conducted its own study which concluded that missing white children were covered in 67% of dispatches on the Associated Press national news wire and in more than 76% of reports of missing children on CNN.
TV One stepped into this discrepancy with “Find Our Missing” a show that places a national spotlight on missing black children. S. Epatha Merkerson of “Law and Order” fame is the host. The show will now air on Monday nights starting on January 14 at 9 p.m. A partnership with the Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) continues in the effort to find those still missing.
“TV One saw unprecedented response to this series which resonated strongly with audiences and the media in terms of how the issue of missing Black Americans has been traditionally addressed,” remarked Toni Judkins, Executive Vice President Programming and Production. “We are pleased to partner once again with the Black and Missing Foundation to bring these compelling stories to our viewers and hopefully bring some closure to those struggling with missing persons in their lives and communities.”